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Article: A qualitative study on HIV risk behaviors and medical needs of sex workers in a China/Myanmar border town

TitleA qualitative study on HIV risk behaviors and medical needs of sex workers in a China/Myanmar border town
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KeywordsReferences (11) View In Table Layout
Issue Date2003
PublisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liebertpub.com/apc
Citation
Aids Patient Care And Stds, 2003, v. 17 n. 8, p. 417-422 How to Cite?
AbstractRuili is a small border town between China and Myanmar where drugs and commercial sex are common, and rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including HIV, are high. A qualitative study was carried out on 89 commercial sex workers there in 2001 to understand more about their HIV awareness, medical-seeking behaviors and needs. We found that the sex workers were young and the turnover rates were high. Contrary to common belief, many came from nearby villages or cities, but were probably reluctant to participate in organized activities. Their medical knowledge was very limited, often acquired from peers and self-medication was common. The contraception they used was inappropriate and screening for cervical cancer was nonexistent. They were very stigma conscious. Condoms were purchased in small quantities when required and used only if the clients were agreeable. These findings have strong implications for the future planning of services and HIV/STD prevention.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132465
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.998
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dc.contributor.authorWong, WCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYilin, Wen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T09:24:48Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T09:24:48Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAids Patient Care And Stds, 2003, v. 17 n. 8, p. 417-422en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1087-2914en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132465-
dc.description.abstractRuili is a small border town between China and Myanmar where drugs and commercial sex are common, and rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including HIV, are high. A qualitative study was carried out on 89 commercial sex workers there in 2001 to understand more about their HIV awareness, medical-seeking behaviors and needs. We found that the sex workers were young and the turnover rates were high. Contrary to common belief, many came from nearby villages or cities, but were probably reluctant to participate in organized activities. Their medical knowledge was very limited, often acquired from peers and self-medication was common. The contraception they used was inappropriate and screening for cervical cancer was nonexistent. They were very stigma conscious. Condoms were purchased in small quantities when required and used only if the clients were agreeable. These findings have strong implications for the future planning of services and HIV/STD prevention.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liebertpub.com/apcen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAIDS Patient Care and STDsen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThis is a copy of an article published in the [Aids Patient Care And Stds] © [2003] [copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.]; [Aids Patient Care And Stds] is available online at: http://www.liebertonline.com.-
dc.subjectReferences (11) View In Table Layouten_US
dc.titleA qualitative study on HIV risk behaviors and medical needs of sex workers in a China/Myanmar border townen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, WCW:wongwcw@hku.hken_HK
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dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1089/108729103322277439en_HK
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dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-0041886814&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume17en_HK
dc.identifier.issue8en_HK
dc.identifier.spage417en_HK
dc.identifier.epage422en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYilin, W=15821526000en_HK

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